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11:45 PM ET, September 30, 2013

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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Can the Guardian take its aggressive investigations global?  —  At eight-thirty on the morning of June 21st, Alan Rusbridger, the unflappable editor of the Guardian, Britain's liberal daily, was in his office, absorbing a lecture from Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Steven Musil / CNET:
Journalist Glenn Greenwald to host Reddit Q&A about NSA files  —  Guardian reporter will field questions during an Ask Me Anything discussion on the social news Web site.  —  If like many people, you have questions about the confidential files detailing the National Security Agency's data …
Discussion: The Verge and The Next Web
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Breaking Bad series finale breaks piracy records  —  Breaking Bad's series finale just broke a dubious record: The last episode of the critically acclaimed show has been pirated more than 500,000 times within the first 12 hours after it first appeared online, according to Torrentfreak.
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Don Reisinger / CNET:
‘Breaking Bad’ secret to success? HDTVs and Netflix
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries  —  “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we've decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.  —  David Livingston/Getty Images
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
CNN's Hillary Clinton Movie Has Been Canceled, Director Says
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Liberty calls for bail time limit as journalists and others left on bail for up to two years  —  Rights group seeks six-month statutory maximum as 40 remain on bail in operations Elveden and Tuleta after two years  —  The human rights group Liberty is calling for a six-month limit …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and Softpedia News
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1  —  On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News' online content “will be accessible to everyone, free of charge,” a company press release says.  It will also offer a premium service with “enhanced design and navigation, limited advertising, and access to unique subscriber ... Read more
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Sarah Bartlett Named New Dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism  —  Sarah Bartlett has been named the new dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, departing dean Stephen Shepard announced this evening.  —  “Sarah is a wonderful person to lead the CUNY J-School to new heights of excellence.
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Dish, Disney Agree to Short-Term Extension Amid Continued Talks  —  UPDATED: The agreement covers ESPN, Disney Channel and ABC-owned TV stations.  —  Dish Network and the Walt Disney Co. have extended the deadline on their negotiations for a new retransmission consent agreement beyond the current Monday deadline.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Local Newspapers Scramble for Native Ad Strategies  —  The native-ad push isn't just for the big boys: teetering local newspapers are rushing to adopt the latest online ad gambit.  —  The Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Cape May County (N.J.) Herald all have dabbled in some form of native advertising.
Arti Patel / Folio:
BuzzFeed Tops List of Social-Sharing News Sites  —  Survey shows news sharing jump across the board for all media publishers.  —  Media publishing companies have increased interactivity between their content and consumers on social-networking sites in droves year-over-year, according to a new data survey conducted by NewsWhip.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Digits:
Facebook Woos TV Networks With More Data  —  Facebook is laying down a new gauntlet in its battle with Twitter to dominate online conversation around television: more data for broadcasters.  —  This week, Facebook says it will begin sending weekly reports to America's four largest television networks …
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Google France's $81 million media boost  —  In response to threatened copyright legislation, Google and a media group formed a fund to help fund digital innovation  —  After seven months of closed-door negotiations, Google France and a French media association announced the details of a 60 million euro …
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
Media Coverage of Shutdown Threat: A Journalistic ‘Disgrace’  —  Probably the smartest thing I read all weekend on the pending government shutdown, and the debt ceiling crisis, came from James Fallows.  And, courtesy of the often laughable (and dangerous) Washington Post editorial section …
Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
Buzzfeed appoints The MediaBriefing editor Patrick Smith as media editor  —  Editor of media website The Mediabriefing, Patrick Smith, is to depart after three years to join BuzzFeed as media editor.  —  Smith, who made the announcement in a blog post on the website and another …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Carole Bass / Yale Alumni Magazine:
Yale arrests, releases Brazilian reporter for trespassing  —  A persistent reporter from Brazil found herself arrested, handcuffed, and jailed for several hours after she tried to track down her country's top judge at a Yale Law School event last week.  —  Claudia Trevisan …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
First Newsweek hires under the new regime: Nicholas Wapshott, Victoria Bekiempis  —  With less than a day to go before Barry Diller's IAC passes the baton to Newsweek's new owners, IBT Media, word is beginning to leak out about the first new recruits at the legendary newsmagazine turned digital publication.
Discussion: @alexnazaryan, Bloomberg and FishbowlNY
 
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